KyLinTV to market four ethnic four IPTV networks from NeuLion

Louise Duffy ©RapidTVNews | 05-06-2012

KyLinTV and NeuLion have reached an agreement to enable KyLinTV to exclusively market and service four ethnic IPTV networks from NeuLion.

As part of the agreement, KyLinTV will integrate JumpTV International, JumpTV Latino, Talfazat and TV Desi networks into a new global ethnic IPTV business division, which will have a variety of customised subscriber packages, drawing from a combined 125 ethnic channels originating from more than 30 countries in 6 language groups.

Launched in 2009, TV-Desi is an IPTV network enabling displaced South Asian communities around the world to access Bangladeshi, Indian and Pakistani content live and on-demand. Currently, TV-Desi broadcasts 40 live channels delivered in Bangladeshi, Hindi and Urdu languages.

JumpTV Latino is a premiere Hispanic IPTV network allowing the Latin American diaspora to access top quality television programming originating from 7 South American counties and the Dominican Republic.

Talfazat is a premium Arabic internet television network offering 20 top quality channels to the Arabic-American community. In addition, through a partnership with Arabic Radio and Television (ART), the network offers the largest selection of Arabic language television in Canada, featuring 50 popular Arabic TV live channels plus video-on-demand content for Arabic-Canadian families.

NeuLion will continue to provide KyLinTV with end-to-end technology and services in broadcasting its Chinese and other ethnic programming content worldwide.

Nancy Li, CEO of NeuLion, said: "We are thrilled with the opportunity to consolidate the B2C businesses and enable KyLinTV - one of our most important network partners - to become the worldwide leader for delivering live and on-demand video content over-the-top, not just for the overseas Chinese market but increasingly for ethnic communities everywhere."

Jianbing Duan, CEO of KyLinTV, added: "This is a remarkable opportunity in advancing our goal of global expansion and achieving a position as the world's leading provider of ethnic IPTV programming. We remain heavily focused on our rapidly expanding Chinese network and now the creation of our global ethnic division will only enhance our international reach."